Big Freedia & Ciara Join Forces On ‘$100 Bill’

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Big Freedia and Ciara feel like new money on “$100 Bill.”

Big Freedia is back with more hotness bound to get listeners booty-shakin. Today the NOLA Bounce icon unleashed a fiery new single “$100 Bill featuring Ciara via her label Queen Diva (ADA Worldwide).

The upbeat dance track – driven by sunny guitars, funky basslines, and bouncy beats – is the perfect ego boost anthem. The lyrics are full of positive affirmations to hype anyone’s inner baddie, with Freedia gassing up audiences chanting “So fresh, so clean! Lookin expensive!” while Ciara confidently sings, “Walkin lookin like a 100-dollar bill, new money that’s how I feel”.

Photo Credit: Akasha Rabut

“’$100 Bill’ is about feelin like new money hot off the press! Big money! Feelin fresh and extra fabulous, but mostly about feeling good in your own skin. Owning your walk, your talk, your scent, your ride, anything that makes you feel like your best self”, says Big Freedia and adds, “Ciara and I have been talking about working together for a while, so this track was perfect with her.”

Ciara adds, “The first time I heard this song I thought the melodies were infectious. But also, even before that, Freedia and I have had such an amazing chemistry since we met, we both talked about working together. I asked Freedia to join my song ‘Winning’, and we definitely had winning energy on that record, and I feel like that energy has continued on $100 Bill. The record is melodic, it’s a song for everyone from little kids to the grandmas, it just makes you feel joy.”

The new single comes at the heels of Freedia’s twerk anthem and celebration of everything New Orleans, “Central City Freestyle.” The dance-floor ready tune provided fans a small taste of what Big Freedia has in store this year. Press hailed “Central City Freestyle” as “exhilarating” (Paper) and “a vehicle for Freedia’s irresistible charm” (Consequence), with Billboard summing it up best: “Quite simply, if you’re not dancing by the end of this song, then you just weren’t listening close enough.”

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Everyone is excited about what she’s doing for music and the culture. In mid-April Freedia was also tapped for a special partnership with Netflix for their Strong Black Lead sub-brand to create aHey, Queenbounce remix tied to the streamer’s forthcoming project, “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.” This month she also made history as the first bounce artist to collaborate with an orchestra, joining the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra for a performance at the Orpheum Theatre.

With more music, tour dates, and incredible partnerships in the wings, fans should keep their ears to the ground for what the living legend known as Big Freedia does next.

Big Freedia Tour Dates:
April 28 – New Orleans Jazz Festival 2023
April 29- Houston, TX at Houston Botanical Gardens*
May 4 – The Metropolitan Night Club – New Orleans, LA
May 5- Toulouse Theatre, New Orleans
May 6 – Toulouse Theatre, New Orleans, LA
June 2 – Re:SET Bay Area – Stanford, CA
June 3 – Re:SET San Diego – San Diego, CA
June 4 – Re:SET Los Angeles – Pasadena, CA
June 9 – Re:SET New Orleans – New Orleans, LA
Jun 10 – Re:SET Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
June 11 – Re:SET Dallas – Grand Prairie, TX
June 15 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – Manchester, TN
June 17 – Boulevardia – Kansas City, MO
June 18 – Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival *
June 24 – Pink Block Party – San Francisco, CA
July 1 – Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
July 7-8 – Jazz a Vienne Festival, Vienne, France
July 15 – Motorcity Casino Hotel – Detroit, MI
July 23 – Little Rock Black Pride 2023 – Little Rock, AR
August 4 – Newport Jazz Festival
August 25 – Wonderbus Music and Arts Festival – Columbus OH

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